Hello Class of 2022 Families,
Welcome to Garfield High School! You come from many schools, of many backgrounds, and soon GHS will be your new home as a proud Bulldog. Garfield welcomes your family! The Admin team and the teachers are gearing up for a great year. As a PTSA and a Bulldog Community, we encourage you and your student to participate in the Bulldog Summer Academy to jump start their high school career.
Garfield will be offering the Bulldog Summer Academy for incoming 9th Graders in the Class of 2022 from July 9 – August 3, Mon-Fri, 8 AM – 12:45 PM. Get to know your new school and new classmates while you earn 0.5 elective credit towards graduation. Classes are taught by Garfield teachers and Seattle Public School teachers. You’ll participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) class as well as Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies) class. Along with these classes you will become engaged with UW’s Teacher Education students in a variety of exciting activities including a college visit to the University of Washington!
Commit as soon as possible! Complete the information sheet: Bulldog Summer Academy Registration 2018 with permission slip
Mail or drop it off at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle WA 98122, ATTN: Meghan S. Griffin/Summer Academy, by the COMMITMENT DEADLINE: Monday, June 25, 2018 (must be postmarked or delivered to the main office at GHS by this date
Here are a few things going on next school year:
Honors for All for 9th grade Humanities classes are in their 2nd year, and the administration and teachers continue to build on the successes of last year. Expect some great teamwork and team building.
Advisory: GHS is entering its second year of Advisory. Advisory meets four times per week, at 40 minutes each. Each Advisory has a teacher and contains all four grades of students. Two days are be designated for travel (that is, students getting a pass from a teacher to come to that teacher’s Advisory for extra help/etc.), one day for team-building/bonding, and one for curriculum.
College/Career Center: This office provides GHS students the opportunity to explore college, career and opportunities in the technical field. Please stop in to see the College and Career Center Coordinator Tiffiany Bigham, email@example.com.
Garfield has something for all your kids. So many clubs and activities to try out including art, sports, music, journalism, a new photography studio, dance, theater, debate, robotics, horticulture — the list is 100 strong at least.
As a PTSA at Garfield, we are here to support the teachers, build community, equity and access that’s aligned with the school’s mission and vision. We keep you up-to-date on important activities, and create and support advocacy within students and parents in partnership with the Garfield community and administration.
We welcome you to join us! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team, learn and work with us to help make Garfield an amazing place.
See you in the fall for a welcome BBQ for 9th graders and their families to meet and learn more about GHS and student life! Go Bulldogs!
Garfield Community PTSA